Listeners to talking books will be pleased with the arrival of several new titles on CD.
The Little Village School by Gervase Phinn takes us to a sleepy English village where the head mistress from an inner city school is taking up her new position. Her learning curve is considerable as she adjusts to village life. The Redbreast by Jo Nesbo is a thriller involving neo-Nazi activity and murder. Alexandra Raife writes a lovely, family story about three sisters in The Way Home and Geraldine O’Neill brings us the romantic tale of Sarah Love who has her imminent wedding plans completely wrecked but finds a new life across the Irish Sea.
In paperback, The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier is set in the 15th century and tells the tale of a renowned weaver who takes on the biggest challenge of his career.
Faith Martin and Shirley Wells will be familiar authors to readers of large print mysteries and these both involve murder and conflict.
Ripley’s Believe It Or Not: Strikingly True is the latest edition of this fascinating series of books. It is bursting with bizarre, unusual and often quite revolting facts.
The Henry Lawson Festival is fast approaching, so remember there are plenty of resources at the library for children wanting performance poetry, or inspiration for their artworks. Resources can be borrowed or photocopied.
National Simultaneous Story Time takes place each year with many libraries right around Australia participating in the reading of the chosen book. This year the choice is “The Very Cranky Bear”. Our library will close for one hour at 10.45am on Wednesday, May 23rd while one of the preschool classes visits to take part in this event.
By the time this column is printed, Anne will be back at work after her travels. I’m sure she will have some wonderful tales to tell and will welcome your interest.